Just yesterday she was toddling across the room to your arms; today she’s darting across the house on her tricycle faster than you can say, “outside toy!”  From playing make-believe and learning letters to squishing dough and riding bikes, three-year-olds are all about exploring, pretending, and creating. Take advantage of their natural curiosity, and check out our guide below to find out what’s cool for the “threenager” in your home.

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

There's nothing like being the most popular kid on the playground and the tried-and-true Stomp Rocket, a kid-powered rocketship that soars up to 400 feet in the air, is one way to, uh, skyrocket your little pilot to the top. The newest line of Stomp Rockets isn't actually a rocket; it's a Stunt Plane! Each kit includes three different planes—all designed by aeronautical engineers to do tricks, from loops and flips to glides and rolls—as well as an improved, foldable stand that makes packing it up for a playdate easier than ever.

Note: The box says it's for kids ages 5-12, but our three-year-old testers (and their parents) LOVED this toy. Red Tricycle rec: Ages 3 to grown-up! 

Available at walmart.com, $29.99.

What’s on your three-year-old’s list this season? Let us know in the comments!

—Melissa Heckscher

 

 

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